Staff Leadership Development Program

Are you ready to make the next step toward leadership?

Application Process

  • Applications accepted -
    Monday, Sept.18 - Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
  • Cohorts selected/contacted - 
    by Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
  • Course begins -
    October 2017
  • Program completed -
    October 2018

A new leadership development program for University of Toledo staff members is being launched, and applications and nominations currently are being accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. If you’re ready to take the next career step toward becoming a leader, this program may provide you with an incredible opportunity to grow!

Created in response to feedback received from staff and leadership throughout UT’s strategic planning process, the program is designed to develop emerging, high-potential leaders to help them grow in their existing positions at the University and later assume expanded leadership roles. 

Purpose OF Staff Leadership Development PROGRAM

  • Identify and provide leadership development for potential leaders and current staff for leadership roles, and assure the continuity of UT’s future leadership.
  • Provide a process for effective career development, as well as a mechanism for cross-campus networking and dialogue with current leaders.
  • Broaden participants’ understanding of how UT operates and improve fundamental skills and abilities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time staff members who are emerging, high-potential leaders.
  • Minimum of 2 years of UT service to date.
  • Ability to devote at least 2 - 3 hours per month to prepare for and participate in leadership sessions, group activities, etc.
  • Form approved by a UT dean, vice president or senior leader / administrator.


The Staff Leadership Development Curriculum is a one-year program that will provide learning and development opportunities through courses, lectures, assessments and experiential learning. The courses will be facilitated by UT senior leaders and leadership subject matter experts.

A cohort of 20 selected participants, representing a diverse cross-section of the University, will attend program sessions each month from October 2017 through October 2018, with no sessions in July and August, except for reading assignments.

  • Attendance in all sessions is mandatory.
  • Participants will work in groups on group activities.
  • A Capstone Project for applying new competencies will be required.
  • Locations to be announced.

Staff Self Nomination Form

Nomination Form for Supervisors

Last Updated: 2/28/18